Started of with Simply mepis a few weeks ago, all OK until I updated to v6.5. Then it started to freeze the PC, changed to Ubuntu with the same result..
Well, Mepis is just something out of Ubuntu. Basically Ubuntu with some modifications. Not much, since you can use Ubuntu reposities with Mepis without any problems...so...you got it, didn't you?
If you ask me, Debian is far from being easy to use or understand. If you talk about graphical user interfaces, forget it, they're not "Debian". If you're talking about the system, you're alien
if you want to see what's easy to understand and use, try Slackware or Zenwalk - they're sane.
Go trough the logfiles, disable acpi, try stuff like that. If you find something that helps, pay attention and ask about it here. If your system hangs up, it's very probably because of some piece of software not working all right - and in that case it can be fixed. Changing operating system is not an answer, it's just passing the problem on. Locating and solving the problem is an answer.
Id there some thing that Debian based Linux don't like.. ie. SATA drives, Radeon video cards, etc..
I don't like SATA drives, but Linux does. Ubuntu loves. Everybody hates Radeon video cards though
nVidia isn't too much better, but slightly it is. Or rather their drivers.